26. Christianity and Human Evolution

  1. J. B. Stump2 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett3
  1. John F. Haught

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch26

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Haught, J. F. (2012) Christianity and Human Evolution, in The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (eds J. B. Stump and A. G. Padgett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335712

Online ISBN: 9781118241455



  • Christianity and human evolution;
  • human evolution, in the context of Christian faith;
  • human beings created in the image and likeness of God;
  • “neo-Darwinism,” genetic mutations in change;
  • science of genetics, theology in questions of human dignity;
  • informational perspective, evolution of life and human evolution;
  • biology's inability, in accepting cosmos of human emergence;
  • absence of a cosmological perspective on humanity, and distortion;
  • human evolution within the cosmic, that biology fails to comprehend


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Human Evolution and the Image of God

  • The Significance of “Information”

  • The Perspective of Cosmology

  • Critical Consciousness and Human Dignity

  • Summary and Conclusion

  • References

  • Further Reading